Doctors and pharmacists face-off on generic medicines

To make medicines affordable for common man, the government has also given the option of generic medicines. Owing to which, Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) has written a letter to doctors by urging them to prescribe generic medicines in bold letter, along with branded. Still, the doctors don’t follow it. Even, PM Narendra Modi had asked patients to use generic medicines

Doctors and pharmacists face-off on generic medicinesAccording to Maharashtra Registered Pharmacists Association, doctors purposely avoid prescribing generic medicines. Kailas Tandle, president, Maharashtra Registered Pharmacists Association said, “MMC has written a letter to the doctors urging them to prescribe generic medicines. Before this, central government also gave a letter. Still, few doctors avoid prescribing it.” According to the Maharashtra Medical Council’s letter, […]

Organ Donation Day: ‘Need to promote cadaver donation’

In India, it is mainly living donors who are donating organs and only about 23 per cent of the organ transplant is being done with organs obtained from the cadavers. There is a need to promote cadaver or deceased organ donation rather than relying on living donors

Organ Donation Day: ‘Need to promote cadaver donation’“When seen from the perspective of reason and rationale, the gift of life is the ultimate gift that one could give and organ donation is, therefore, a ‘God like act’ and needs to be encouraged, ”stated Anupriya Patel, Minister of State (HFW) on the occasion of ‘8th Indian Organ Donation Day.’ It was organised by […]

Aurangabad: Nurse arrested in connection with illegal abortion

The police have arrested a nurse in Aurangabad for allegedly carrying out illegal abortions. A woman, who was coerced to undergo an abortion by her family, filed a case against the nurse. The police have seized abortion pills and instruments required to carry out an abortion from her house

Aurangabad: Nurse arrested in connection with illegal abortionThe Aurangabad police have arrested a nurse, after a woman filed a complaint with the police against the nurse alleging her of conducting illegal abortions. Lalita Khade, a 40 year-old woman, was arrested on Friday from Bhalgaon area of Aurangabad. According to the police, Lalita Khade was working as a nurse, but since the past few months […]

Don’t hold patients at ransom, PMC’s letter miffs pune doctors 

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) in Pune has reacted strongly to the letter. The letter mentions words like exploitation of patients for deposits and the IMA objects to the use of such defamatory words against the medical profession. In response the IMA has sent a letter to the PMC, conveying their stand on the issue 

Don’t hold patients at ransom, PMC’s letter miffs pune doctors A letter dispatched by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has agitated members of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Pune branch. It has objected to the letter which was recently sent by PMC to hospitals in the city. The letter alleges that the hospitals are holding patients at ransom and their relatives are asked to purchase […]

Pune doctors treat thalassaemia patient with severe dengue

She showed several complications which are not commonly seen among other dengue cases. While being admitted to the hospital, her blood pressure was very low and also her haemoglobin levels had plummeted

Pune doctors treat thalassaemia patient with severe dengueDengue is spreading at an alarming rate this season. It has now emerged as a public health concern in Maharashtra. Pune has recently witnessed a case with a severe manifestation of this dreadful disease. Sheetal Shinde is a 22-year-old woman who is a thalassaemia patient since the last fifteen years. She is suffering from dengue […]

Maharashtra FDA to organise workshop for chemist-patient communication

The workshops aim to teach chemists key aspects of managing a drugstore effectively, handling patients and processing bills along with maintaining basic cleanliness and hygiene in the pharmacy

Maharashtra FDA to organise workshop for chemist-patient communicationThe Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration FDA recently have initiated a state wide campaign.  Workshops will be conducted to guide pharmacist and druggist working in chemist shops. The initiative began on November 19 in Mumbai and will reach out to the districts in Maharashtra. In order to teach chemists and druggist, 150 drug inspectors working […]

Rural medical camps in the state will ensure disease-free Maharashtra- Anna Hazare

A medical camp was organised in Ralegan Siddhi, on Sunday, has received an overwhelming response. While addressing the gathering, Social Worker Anna Hazare said, Health camps like this will ensure disease-free Maharashtra.

Rural medical camps in the state will ensure disease-free Maharashtra- Anna HazareIn order to provide the state-of-art medical aid to people staying in rural areas, Maharashtra government organised free medical health check-up camps across the state. One, of such camp was organised in Ralegan siddhi, a native village of famous social worker Anna Hazare. The medical camp was conducted in the memory of late Laxmibai Hazare, […]

Pune NGO organises matrimonial meet for HIV positive people

Matrimonial website Positive Saathi aims to help HIV positive patients meet others like them, through this event. The matrimonial meet will be held on November 26 in Kolhapur and registration is free for the participants. They will also offer free consultations with doctors and lawyers at the venue. So far, the matrimonial site has seen more than 300 successful marriages

Pune NGO organises matrimonial meet for HIV positive peopleIn today’s day and age, HIV still has a certain stigma associated with it. People with HIV/AIDS still discrimination in society, especially when they try to find a life partner. As most people consider being in a relationship with an HIV positive as taboo. Now, Positive Saathi, India’s first online matrimony portal for HIV positive […]

Maha: 65% of deaths caused by non-communicable diseases, says ICMR report

The report states that around 65 per cent of deaths were reported and the cause behind those deaths were non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Communicable diseases forms 24 per cent, while the injuries form 12 per cent as the cause behind total deaths reported in Maharashtra

Maha: 65% of deaths caused by non-communicable diseases, says ICMR reportA recently released ICMR report titled “India: Health of nation’s states” says that non-communicable diseases is the leading cause of deaths in Maharashtra. The report shows that the life expectancy in the females and males has increased from 55 and 55 in 1990 to 69 and 65 in 2016 respectively. It highlights the change in […]

CM Fadnavis aims to make Maha cataract-free by 2019

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis's dream of making Maharashtra a cataract-free state will soon come true. CM Fadnavis himself has taken initiative which is not only for senior citizens but also for entire Maharashtra state. Approximately in 20 months, 17 lakh free cataract surgeries will be done. Apart from this, free spectacles will be distributed to these patients

CM Fadnavis aims to make Maha cataract-free by 2019There is a backlog of around 17 lakh surgeries across the state. Cataract of more than 5 lakhs people is mature. Therefore, CM Fadnavis decided to make Maharashtra cataract free. The Padma Shri awardee, Dr Tatyarao Lahane, joint director of Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), is appointed as the chief coordinator for the […]
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